Lisa performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on April 21, 2015, speaking on the evening’s theme, “One Simple Rule.” Watch it below.
As a contributing editor and author of countless cover stories for Vanity Fair, and a longtime columnist for the New York Post and editor of several rock magazines, Lisa Robinson has been called rock journalism’s ultimate insider. A pioneering female journalist in a male-dominated world that rarely allowed women any respectable access, she earned and maintained the esteem of a host of top musicians. And her memoir, There Goes Gravity (released in paperback April 2015), which draws on her interviews, journals, notes and memories, is more than a distillation of behind-the-scenes-details and revealing stories; it is also a journey through the last forty years of music history. As The New York Times proclaimed, “There Goes Gravity aims to entertain, but it also illuminates.” Lisa lives in New York.
In her own words: “…I could absolutely match any of these boys in terms of musical knowledge. But they were serious critics. I was interested in the personalities; I was interested in the clothing. I was interested in the style, years before MTV made style a big deal.”
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